Developing Negatives In The Modern Age A recent BBC article highlighted the mystique of old photographic negatives. When a few century-old glass negatives were purchased at a flea market, scanned and posted on twitter they were shared by over 20M people within two days. Kind of makes you curious to find out what might be […]
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Metal Has Made It Aluminum ain’t just for Apple anymore. Here’s why metal prints have caught on as the new medium of choice for paper warry photo printers. 1. Bonded to be bold. The dye sublimation process fuses pigment directly into the surface of coated metal, creating depth and intense color saturation. Archival inks heated […]
With a little fear and sadness, the last post was a reminder that we all have valuable old movies growing obsolete and inaccessible in our memory archives. Here’s how to have them transferred and, more importantly, what to do then. This is often the most daunting part because it raises a lot of questions. Where […]
Video is Everywhere. Where’s Yours? When a dear friend recently lost her father, she poured her grief into the preparation of the memorial slide show. As the family’s unofficial keeper of memories, she already had access to their photo collections. Her passion for photography and archiving had equipped her well for the task but she […]
When you think back to your surroundings growing up; your bedroom, living room, what do you remember? The furniture? The patterns on the walls and floor? I remember photos. Some of them probably still hang in a hallway in my parents’ house. They are my family. Me, grandparents, cousins. I wouldn’t have forgotten about those […]
Now Is The Best Time To Scan Old Negatives Of the three types of old photo media that many of us have stashed away, negatives are the most often overlooked. Prints and slides can be viewed relatively easily but because negatives are reversals and they’re so small, it can be hard to determine what’s on […]
Save the school year and your sanity! Wednesday is the day my grade schoolers come home with a week’s worth of completed assignments. I hate Wednesdays. That’s not true; I love to see their work, talk about what they’ve been up to, and get a glimpse inside their school-brains. But after that I’m left with […]
It’s that time of year again! I can already smell the must. Yard sales are popping up around the neighborhood. I’m not much of a picker; I have plenty of my own old stuff already. But I can’t pass up a great old camera or photo trinket. I’ve probably made more bad buys than good […]
How to discover the shutterbug inside a six-year-old. Like most grade school aged children, mine own tablets and can swipe my phone faster than a New York City pickpocket. But they rarely use the devices’ cameras. The most recent photo in either child’s camera roll? A series of 38 selfies with a blurry dog-looking thing […]
Five Ways To Fauxlaroid Mine was a Polaroid® One-Step. A black plastic behemoth with a shutter button the size of my whole thumb. And that was the smallest part. Things were big in the ‘90s but this whole thing was obtuse compared to the refined 35mm cameras it sat next to. And while 35mm counterparts […]